Monthly Archives: November, 2016

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Jesse Tree – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The first Sunday of Advent is the day to start the Jesse Tree. What is the Jesse Tree?  Jesse was the father of King David in the bible.  Jesus was born of the line of David.  So the Jesse Tree is a compilation of …

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Taco Tuesday – Gluten Free and Grain Free Versions

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2!             Tuesday rolled around this week and the kids were disappointed there were no tacos.  They’ve been talking about Taco Tuesday for a while, and still I have not delivered.  Imagine having a specific recipe one day a week? …

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Homeschooling: Raising Independent Learners

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Homeschooling is not difficult, but sometimes life can get busy or complicated – like for us, right now.  This is a very busy season in our family.  To avoid falling behind in our schooling and feeling the burden as primary educators, we need to …

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